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Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

Dec 28, 2016

Japan's industrial output rises 1.5% in November

Japan’s industrial output rose 1.5 percent in November from the previous month, boosted by growth in electronics and automotive parts, the government said Wednesday, upgrading its assessment for the first time since August. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said industrial production shows ...

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

Dec 27, 2016

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

The nation’s household spending declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, the government said Tuesday, reflecting consumers’ continuing preference to save money rather than spend. The government also said the unemployment rate remained low at 3.1 percent in November despite a 0.1 point ...